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Mayor Tim Keller, City Council President Borrego and Community Members Announce Cibola Loop Multigenerational Center

Department of Senior Affairs to add new multigenerational center in Northwest Quadrant of ABQ

ALBUQUERQUE – Mayor Tim Keller was joined by City Council President Cynthia Borrego, Director of Senior Affairs Anna Sanchez and other community members today to announce an over 29,000 square foot, two-level multigenerational complex that will include an administrative area, classrooms, fitness and aerobics rooms, social hall, kitchen, game room, and a rock-climbing gym.

As the first building in the Cibola Loop complex, the Westside Mutigenerational Center will sit at the intersection of Cuba Road and Cibola Loop. Currently, the northwest quadrant of the city does not contain any multigenerational or senior center facilities to serve the population in that area. The closest City facilities include Taylor Ranch Community Center and Los Volcanes Senior Center. The Department of Senior Affairs has satellite meal sites at the Bernalillo County’s Paradise Hills Senior Annex and Raymond G. Sanchez Senior Center located approximately five-miles away from the project site.

“With the new Cibola Loop Multigenerational Center, we’re adding an important asset for our age-friendly city that has been long needed in the northwest part of town,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Our multigenerational families are part of who we are in Albuquerque and this complex will create a space for enrichment, recreation and community building. We appreciate our partners at the state legislature and our US Senators who pitched in to help us bring this center to life.”

“This is an exciting day for Council District 5, especially as there are no Multi-Generational Centers of this caliber north of I-40 on Albuquerque’s West side.  This is the day that will lead to an amazing civic amenity that will bring the District 5 communities together.  The future of our communities’ activity rests in this Center.  It will provide essential services to our region’s seniors, young people, and families.” Said City Council President Cynthia Borrego.

“We’re excited to invest in our community, offering activities tailored to a variety of age groups including recreation, youth and senior meal programs, open recreation, with sports and fitness, as well as before and after school youth programming.” said Director Anna Sanchez.

“Our multi-generational centers are crown jewels in the city,” said Department of Municipal Development Director Pat Montoya.  “We look forward to building out a much-needed community facility in northwest Albuquerque.”

Phase one of the project is expected to cost about $14.2 million, which includes design, and construction.  The project will be managed by City of Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development and the architect is FBT Architects.